`RAW agent` arrest: Dalbir Kaur fears another Sarabjit in the making

With Pakistan claiming to arrest a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent in Balochistan province, Sarbjit Singh`s sister Dalbir Kaur on Saturday said she just feared if Islamabad was not trying to create another Sarabjit.

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 26, 2016, 13:31 PM IST

New Delhi: With Pakistan claiming to arrest a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent in Balochistan province, Sarbjit Singh`s sister Dalbir Kaur on Saturday said she just feared if Islamabad was not trying to create another Sarabjit.

Dalbir, who Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over the issue of Indians imprisoned in Pakistan jails, said that it was nothing new with Pakistan making bogus claims of arresting an innocent person and calling him a spy.

"What else we can expect from Pakistan. They have been arresting innocent Indians who have accidently, by mistake, have landed a foot in their territory. We can only expect that they would call that person as a RAW agent," she told ANI.

"Every time, the India Government provides them with the evidences, they say that they are not enough. The intention of the Pakistan Government is not right towards the Indians. I am just worried whether they are not trying to create another Sarabjit," she added.

Dalbir further called on the Indian Government to take firm and immediate steps to bring that person back to the country.

Sarabjit Singh, who was alleged to be Manjit Singh by Pakistan, was an Indian national convicted of terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court in 2003. He was tried and convicted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for a series of bomb attacks in Lahore and Faisalabad that killed 14 bystanders in 1990.

The Pakistan security forces earlier this week arrested a man during a raid in Balochistan province who, according to them, is `a serving officer in the Indian Navy and deputed to RAW.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had earlier said that Indian Government has no link with the arrested individual, adding that New Delhi has no interest in interfering in internal matters of any country.

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the matter was raised today by Pakistan`s Foreign Secretary with the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad.

"The said individual has no link with Government since his premature retirement from Indian Navy," Swarup said.

A Pakistan security official earlier told Dawn that the arrested individual had been shifted to Islamabad for interrogation, as he was suspected of involvement in various acts of terrorism and other dissident activities in Balochistan.